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LPGA T&CP National Championship
In 1983, the first National Teaching Division Championship was held at Placid Lakes Golf Club in Lake Placid, Florida. The purse was $10,000. This event was held every two years, alternating with Section Championships, until 1993, when the Championship became a yearly event. The LPGA T&CP National Championship has since grown to become recognized as the premier tournament for women teaching and club professionals in the world, offering a purse of more than $80,000.
The format for this 3-day event is 54 holes of stroke play in three divisions: Championship (6,300 - 6,500 yards), Challenge (5,900 - 6,200 yards) and Senior (50+ years; 5,600 - 5,800 yards). The top six finishers in the Championship Division earn exemptions into the following year's Wegmans LPGA Championship, an LPGA Tour event.
The LPGA T&CP Championship festivities include a gala reception, a pro-am, a sponsor demo and other events, offering LPGA professionals a chance to network with their peers and include family and friends in the celebrations.
LPGA T&CP National Team Championship
The LPGA National Team Championship began in 1991 as the LPGA Teaching Division Team Classic, which was held at La Paloma Country Club in Tucson, Arizona.
The event features 62 two-person teams in a two-day event. Each team may be made up of any combination of Championship, Challenge or Senior Division members. For example: A member who plays from the Championship tees may be partnered with a member who plays from the Senior tees. The format for the first round is Four-Ball Stroke Play and the second round, Alternate Shot. The estimated purse for 2010 is $30,000.LPGA T&CP Team Championship festivities include a welcome reception, a pro-am, and a sponsor demo, offering LPGA professionals a chance to network with their peers and include family and friends in the experience.
LPGA T&CP Section Events
Each of the five LPGA T&CP sections (Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Western) hold playing events every year.
The formats vary from 36-Hole Stroke Play to Pro-Pro and Pro-Am events. Events usually include purses for pros and/or prizes for amateurs. Non-competitive play is also offered for members who want to enjoy the experience without competing.
For more information about the LPGA T&CP tournaments, please contact the LPGA T&CP Member Services Coordinator, Chelsea Harris at (386) 274-6207 or email@example.com.